Tag: Rhode Island

New Rhode Island Marijuana Regulatory Commission Holds First Meeting

July 1, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

Nearly a year after it was supposed to be formed, Rhode Island’s Cannabis Control Commission is finally getting to work, though it will take at least through the summer until it is truly up and running. The three-member commission met for the first time Thursday at the Department of Administration building to introduce itself to the public, along with listening to a 50-minute presentation from the Rhode Island Ethics Commission — which took up most of the hour-long meeting. “We know… Read more.

Week in Review: Rhode Island Expunges 23,000 Cannabis Possession Records

June 18, 2023 · Cannabis Now

In this week’s cannabis news round-up, Rhode Island expunges more than 23,000 cannabis possession records; House lawmakers introduce a bill to promote cannabis research; and Alabama awards the state’s first medical cannabis licenses. Rhode Island Expunges More Than 23,000 Cannabis Possession Records The Rhode Island judiciary system has successfully expunged more than 23,000 records related to cannabis possession, marking the completion of the initial phase of cannabis relief mandated by the state’s legalization law and a Supreme Court executive order. In a… Read more.

RI House OKs bill to legalize ‘magic mushrooms’ statewide

June 13, 2023 · WPRI

Rhode Island is one step closer to decriminalizing so-called “magic mushrooms” statewide. The House approved legislation Monday that would allow Rhode Islanders to possess up to one ounce of psilocybin or grow magic mushrooms at home for personal use. It would also, contingent on approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), allow psilocybin to be used as a treatment for chronic mental health disorders. “This is a step toward addressing mental health treatment in a modern way based on evidence and… Read more.

Total monthly marijuana sales in Rhode Island reach $8.7 million

April 19, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

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Marijuana retailers in Rhode Island generated $8.7 million in total sales from Feb. 23 to March 23. The sales total for adult-use and medical cannabis products in the nation’s tiniest state represented a 17.4% increase month-over-month, according to the latest data from the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation. Adult-use sales, which launched Dec. 1 with five retailers, accounted for nearly 62% of sales, or $5.4 million, during that time period. Medical marijuana sales totaled $3.4 million. The state had 13,691 registered MMJ patients… Read more.

The debate about legalizing psychedelic mushrooms comes to Rhode Island

March 4, 2023 · Boston Globe

PROVIDENCE — An Instagram account this week made fun of the state legislators who have proposed decriminalizing “magic mushrooms.” An image posted by the “What’s going on in Rhode Island” account shows Representative Brandon C. Potter and Senator Meghan E. Kallman against a backdrop of gigantic mushrooms and a psychedelic rainbow swirl. More than 2,200 people “liked” the image, and some of the comments were scathing. “Can always count on the Democrats to find new ways to try to buy votes,”… Read more.